Goals Vs Commitments

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TGIF everyone,

Only four days into the new year, and I can feel around me all the vibes and energies everyone is putting toward making 2019 an epic year. It really feels refreshing to see how mindsets are been shifted, and people are claiming more of what they believe they deserve. You have to believe it to achieve it, guys. Let’s keep this momentum and, together, we will thrive.

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New Year’s Resolution.

By the way, how are you doing with your new year ‘s resolutions so far? The word on the street is that people are not really obsessed with new year’s resolutions as they used to be back in the days. In fact, I have written about this just a couple years ago and I have also shared with you what I have been doing instead. Who remembers anything from a couple months ago, let alone a couple years ago…? 😀 Don’t sweat it, refresh your memory HERE !

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The Word Of The Year

However, if you’re still fond of new year’s resolutions and it’s been working great for you, stick with it, darling. We do what works best for us, right!? 😉 Anyway, for the sake of trying something new, go on and read about choosing a Word Of The Year.

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Something to consider

Choosing a word of the year has been working well for me, but I have read about something that has sparked my interest and gives another perspective on goals and, I wanted to share that with you. – By the way, I shared this with my newsletter friends and I received some great feedback. They love the idea and appreciated me sharing it with them. If you are not on my e-mail list, I suggest you sign up now. I promise that I will never spam you. In fact I must say, once you’re on that list, you may regret not being on it sooner! 🙂 –

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Anyways, back to the new perspective on having goals. It’s good to have goals, but we fail to realize that what truly lies between your goal and actually achieving it, is commitment!

Goals Vs Commitments


The difference between goals and commitments is that a goal is something you want to achieve (your desire), such as running a marathon for instance. On the other hand, a commitment is a rhythm of life that puts you in a place to get there. In this case, running four miles five days a week to prepare for the marathon.

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Do you see what’s going on here? We all want to achieve our goals, but not everyone is consciously committed to put the work in!
In my book, goals are widely overrated and commitments are majorly underrated!

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Whether you chose to stick with new year’s resolutions or choosing a word of the year or having a bucket list, or just having rules of life, there’s no right or wrong to this. Just remember that you need to commit yourself to taking daily, weekly, or monthly actions that will lead to achieving your yearly or life goals.

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Goals are the desired end result, but only commitment to a working process gets you there

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Thank you for reading.

Love & Light,

Edwige

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Good Vibes Tribe!

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Happy Friday lovelies,

I hope you had a great celebration with loved ones; that’s if you celebrate Christmas. I had an awesome time and I’m trying to get back in the swing of things. 🙂 The countdown to the New Year has begun, and I’m sure you’re already reflecting on your New Year’s resolutions.

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Do you have a tribe?

Speaking of new year’s resolutions, if there’s anything every person needs in their corner, it’s a tribe that supports them, prays for them, encourages them, inspires them, motivates them, celebrates them… A tribe that is present in good or bad and makes sure that you’re alright! And my friend, if you happen to have such a tribe in your corner, cherish them, love them and make sure you tell them how much you appreciate having them in your life!

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My Amazing Tribe!

I have some amazing people in my life that I consider my tribe; and I expect nothing but good vibes from them! As small as my tribe is, I’m grateful for their love, support, and just their kind words of appreciation and encouragement. They inspire me every day, and motivate me to be the best that I can be! And for me, it goes both ways. I cherish and love my tribe and always send good vibes their way. In 2019, I plan to connect even more with my people. Whether it’s in real life or virtually, I want to make sure we all feel this strong connection and that we all serve the good purpose of encouraging, inspiring, motivating, and helping each other one way or the other.

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THANK YOU!

That been said, if you consider yourself being part of my Good Vibes Tribe, first of all, THANK YOU dearly! I mean it, and I hope you will continue to be part of this amazing tribe of mine! 2019 has great things in store for us; and I’m excited to experience this journey, with you in my corner. I have great things planned, and I hope we can all come together for the changes we want for ourselves and for the world.

Aspire to Inspire!

I’m just another woman trying to inspire the next woman (or man) to live the life they dream of and to do all things with love, passion, style, and grace. Know that I’m here for you! You can reach out to me, connect with me… I promise to reach back out… and I hope you won’t be a stranger.

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Thank you so much for reading and let’s all finish the year strong!

Happy Holidays!

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Girl Boss & Future Girl Boss

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Happy New Week and Happy New Month (girl) bosses!

The holiday is in full swing and Christmas is in just a few weeks! Can you believe that!? December may be the last month of the year, but we hope that it’s the best one! If there’s any 2018 goal you haven’t met yet on your list, just remember that the year isn’t just over yet; and muster up the courage to finish strong, just like the boss of the girl boss you are.

Speaking of Girl boss, I was delighted to partake in this photo shoot with my mini-me for a “mother-daughter” look in our organic cotton shirts courtesy of @augustmamas. It’s amazing that women are  working hard and crushing goals, like the girls bosses that we are and deserve to be; but what’s even better than that? If you ask me, I would say raising future girl bosses! They are the future, and teaching them to be the best version of themselves, and setting ambitious and “ridiculous” goals starts today! And guess what? It starts with you! This being said, let’s keep those little ones close by; let them see you grinding… most importantly, let them see your positive energy when you do so and let them see you fully enjoy the fruit of that hard work! Be The Role Model! Be The Blueprint!

Here’s to all the girl bosses out there grinding hard, keeping the faith, and staying the course!

To raising future girl bosses! Cheers!

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As always, thank you for viewing and have a wonderful day! 

Love + Light, 

Edwige 

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What I’m grateful for… Shift your perspectives.

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Happy Thanksgiving, friends.

With a heart full of gratitude, I want to make a quick stop here not only to wish you a happy thanksgiving and to thank you for being part of my journey and for continually supporting me, but to also share some wise words of gratitude with you. Even though life can get really crazy and overwhelming at times with all of our different issues – issues which make it hard to remain grateful at all times, I realize that shifting our perspectives to see the good in everything is the key to true happiness. 

Today, as you celebrate with loved ones, I want you to shift your perspective and turn your complaints into gratitude; and here’s an article I previously shared that never gets old.

So what am I grateful for? 

I’m grateful for… 

1- Early wake-ups = Children to love

2- House to clean = Safe place to live

3- Laundry = Clothes to wear 

4- Dishes to wash = Food to eat 

5- Crumbs under the diner table = Family meals 

6- Grocery shopping = Money to put food on the table

7- Toilets to clean = Indoor plumbing

8- Lots of noise = People in my life

9- Endless questions about homework = Kids’ brains growing

10- Sore and tired in bed = I’m still alive!

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What are you grateful for?  

I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!

Love & Blessings, 

Edwige.

 

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Dreams Killers

As I reminisce on this previously shared blog content (photos included in this article) of a few years ago, that recently popped out on my Facebook newsfeed as “memory post”, I come to realize how important it is to stay focused on your journey, no matter what the distractions might be and I thought I would share a little insight on the subject of… Dream killers.

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Now I could let these dream killers kill my self-esteem. Or use my arrogance as the steam to power my dreams… I ain’t play the hand I was dealt, I changed my cards, I prayed to the skies and I changed my stars”~ Kanye West, Last Call. 

Dream killers are the people in your life who don’t believe in you. They don’t think you can do things you vouched to do. They question the validity of your goals. They think you’re a “dreamer”.

Dream killers tend to highlight your missteps instead of acknowledging your accomplishments. Dreams killers are everywhere and usually, they are “your people”.  They are people you know very well and maybe, people you even count on.

When we take the random internet thug who doesn’t know you from a mile out of the picture, typical dream killers are often friends, or old friends, co-workers, and even family members. You know the people who kill your vibes and will never encourage you to take on a new challenge? The people who will tell you they love and wish you well, but are never happy or never there to support you when you’re actually doing something you like, that may lead to the success they wished you? These are dream killers. Learn to recognize them and be prepared, because you will, at some point in your life encounter them. Fear not, but be prepared, because they’re literally going to try to kill your dream.

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So what if you encounter any of these so-called dream killers? Just put your blinders on. Let them judge and say whatever they want, but don’t argue. Don’t try to convince them, because you will never succeed. Let it go in one ear and out the other. Your best revenge is to get to work, doing what your heart, dreams, and mind are set on! Let your actions speak louder than your words.

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Now here’s the ticker: Dream killers don’t necessary mean bad or ill. They are not necessarily people that don’t love you. Remember, they can be friends or family members, your mom, dad, or siblings. They are people that just “kill your vibes” whether it is deliberate or not.

They are the naysayers. Maybe they really don’t believe you can do it. Maybe they’re worried about you or scared for you. Maybe they couldn’t do it themselves; Maybe they can’t see a brighter future for themselves so ultimately they’re projecting their insecurities and failures onto you. Maybe they’re jealous or envious. Or maybe they just want to see you take a different path. Whether they mean to or not, they are still dream killers and you shouldn’t let them distract you from your purpose. Dream killers could be a distraction.

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“Starve your distractions and feed your focus!” Daniel Godeman

Distractions will come your way. They will come in many shapes and forms…  Be smart and alert. Learn to recognize them and most importantly, learn to starve them. Don’t let them entertain you. Stay focused and keep your eyes on the prize.

My blogging and entrepreneurship journey has been and still is full of distractions. Had I fed them or paid them any mind, I wouldn’t have made it this far. I still have a long way to go, and I’m not even near where I want to be, but I’m grateful for where I am.

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I know my paths are and will probably always be paved of dream killers, and I will not allow them to kill my vibe. I had people asked me: “Are you still doing that blogging thing?” Some would say “Wow… So, you didn’t quit, huh!? … Me to answer – Yes, I am still doing it; and I’m actually doing great and even more than just that… This is not me bragging. I’m simply stating that I know what I want and I claim it; and no dream killers will tell me otherwise!

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Have you ever wondered why strangers or people you barely know would support you more than your own folks? – I believe it’s quite simple. Sometimes, your own folks have a hard time accepting that you came from the same place as them; place where they’re still while they can clearly see you (by your mindset, thinking and actions) successfully growing out of and leaving behind.

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“Do you know why strangers support you more than your own folks? Your own folks have a hard time accepting that you came from the same place they’re still stuck in!” 

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You will hear and read that success is about hard work. Granted, it is! However, keep in mind that success has even more to do with  your mentality. Your mindset is the key. You got to have a strong mind if you want to succeed in anything in life. Whether it’s in your career, wheight loss, marriage… You’re going to have a strong mindset. What you allow to ruffle your feathers matters. The negative thoughts you allow to permeate your mind. The negative people you surround yourself with, who would discourage you and throw you off-course play a crucial role in your success story. Choose your “entourage” wisely and quickly eliminate any negative thoughts (and thing) that may endangered your success.

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Believe in yourself and your ability to make things happen. Trust your gut and follow your heart. Listen to your intuition. Work hard toward your goals and walk in your lane. Surround yourself with positive people – People that will build you up. People that support you and genuinely want the best for you. People who will scold you behind closed doors and deaf ears when you’re “acting up”, but will defend you out in the open when you’re being judged or wronged… because there has to be a balance.

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When you find these people, cherish them, because they are your tribe! What of the dream killers? Ignore them! Love them if you have to, but ignore them! Like who they are, not what they represent… Don’t let them take you off your path. Your career or success depends on it. Keep working hard and let your success speak for you. Maybe one day, just maybe… They will catch on and ask you how you did it… And as my better half says, “those who doubted you and said you cannot do it are still watching… Make sure to put on a good show!” 

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